I am so excited when people I know go out and do it again. Last year B.r. Stateham asked me to do one of his covers. It was great fun, and he was very specific and clear about what he wanted (LOVED that, especially as I was at the beginning of learning how to paint with Photoshop, so it took a great deal of head ache out of the work- oh and he was a pleasure to work with, the best kinds of customers!) The cover I did for him:
I love that he likes to work with different artists and it's great to know (as I later found out) had admired his writing when I was a tad younger. And even better, I like to see how other artists handle the same thing in a different way!
And now his NEW book! Check out his other work, especially if you're an aficianado of crime and mystery novels! Anyhow, drumroll if you please, the new Turner Hahn and Frank Morales from the Dark mind of B.R. Stateham (and brother illustrators Javier and Jesus Carmona):
Turner Hahn and Frank Morales Are Back
Homicide detectives Turner Hahn and Frank Morales are back on duty in their new novel, Guilt of Innocence.
The two are investigating a couple of murders which pushes them to the limits of their wits. One case involves the death of a very successful corporate lawyer. A high priced corporate lawyer who happens to be married to a woman who heads the largest cosmetics firm in the country. How the murder took place is perplexing enough. But as more bodies begin to drop Turner and Frank soon realize they are facing a maniacal mastermind who may very well be smarter than both of them combined.
Twists and turns, dead ends and red herrings . . . with an ending that will truly be surprising. This case has it all. And this is only case number one!
Case number two involves the disappearance of a young girl fifteen years earlier. A Cold Case File. Except it is not a cold case any longer. The girl has returned. And now lies on a cold metal table in the morgue. Someone has gone out of their way to make the homicide look like a suicide. Apparently a crime syndicate is frantic to make sure neither Turner nor Frank find out the facts surrounding the girl's disappearance fifteen years earlier. A hit man is in town grimly eliminating everyone who may have known the girl. A hit man with orders to possibly rub out Turner and Frank as well.
And again the real killer is someone whom no one would have ever suspected.
Turner and Frank are at their best. Dry wit, interesting characters, lots of action, vivid imagery, and two genuine classic mysteries. All of it can be found in Guilt of Innocence. Find it anywhere ebooks or sold.
B.R. Stateham is a sixty-four year old curmudgeon who writes genre fiction. With an antiquarian's body yet with the mind of a fourteen year old boy, the author's imagination still wanders down dark alleys and mean streets looking for a dangerous rendezvous or dons a Federation uniform and straps on his waist a 20 megawatt laser blaster to go out and hunt Martian grave robbers.